Dreamworks Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ live-action adaptation of the classic Japanese anime film, Ghost in the Shell, is off and running, as the film’s full trailer has finally been revealed.
They also revealed the film’s two-and-a-half-minute “Shelling Sequence” clip:
The film stars Scarlett Johansson as “The Major”, a re-imagined version of Ghost in the Shell’s iconic female lead, Major Motoko Kusanagi.
The film has divided many fans outside of Japan, mainly because of the choice of actress to play “The Major”. Fans were disappointed that Major Motoko Kusanagi (who is an Asian in the original series) is being played by Scarlett Johansson instead (whom is caucasian). However, the actual Japanese people have been noted that they actually really don’t care whether an Asian or White actress would play the lead role, and were generally happy that the franchise has gotten the attention of Hollywood.
The film is based on Mamoru Oshii’s futuristic manga, and boasts an international cast, which of course includes a few Japanese actors like Beat Takeshi, who is part of the movie as Daisuke Aramaki.